City Living: Best spots to get gift bags in Toronto

We plan a lot of events on the fourth floor, and with events come swag bags. Sometimes sourcing a great gift bag to showcase the goods can be trickier than getting your hands on the swag itself. We’ve rounded up some local options and creative alternatives in and around the city.
20 Tangiers Rd., Toronto
Luv2Pak is the place to go for everything packaging-related. Their in-house experts make sorting through their extensive selection a cinch if you don’t have time to browse, and they have designs to work with any theme or occasion. Getting creative is easy with their amazing range of top-selling paper, poly and food-grade bags. For something a little different, check out the window tins.
Creative Bag
1100 Lodestar Rd. Unit 1, Toronto
975 Pacific Gate, Units 1-5, Mississauga
1064 Salk Rd. Units 15 & 16, Pickering
Hit up Creative Bag for all your swag bag needs, including reusable totes and metal tin containers. Customization is front and centre here – for a few pennies more per bag, you can personalize your bag with an image, logo or message to expand brand awareness.
Dunwoody Booth Packaging
Distribution Centre (pick-up by appointment only)
1290 Blundell Rd., Mississauga

In business for more than 50 years, Dunwoody Booth Packaging is a wholesale packaging and fixture supplier and carries over 3,500 products. It offers an extensive line of retail packaging solutions geared for the independent retail market, and its high quality custom printing. We like the eco-friendly Bronx Zoo Bamboo bags, made from real bamboo, a renewable resource.

Retail Bag Co.
430 Adelaide St. W., Toronto
Conveniently located downtown, Retail Bag Co. is another favourite for gift bags and boxes and eco-friendly options. They carry a full range of traditional bags from paper to poly and more, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Especially cute and creative are the paint cans and Parisian takeout boxes

Stitchy Lizard
171 East Liberty St. Unit 137, Toronto
Another great downtown spot for reusable and custom totes is Stitchy Lizard. They specialize in embroidery and digitizing and everything is created in-house. Screen printing is available as well, and they have a large selection of promotional items besides gift bags. Plus, if they don’t have the item you’re looking for, they’ll source it for you.

A version of this post first appeared on by contributor Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski.